I have a fresh install of SLES 12 SP2 installed on VMWare vSphere 5.5.

The install went perfectly, but following install I am stuck at a screen resolution of 800x600. Other screen resolutions are listed, but if I select them, the screen becomes scrambled and I have to revert to 800x600.

vSphere lists open-vm-tools as being installed (as it is part of the SLES distribution). I have also tried installing VM Tools manually and,
whilst it says it has installed correctly, it does not seem to do anything.

Does anyone know how I can either
  • Install the "proper" VMWare Tools
  • Increase the screen resolution with the built-in VM Tools running?